UFC megastar Conor McGregor recently landed a promotional deal with fast food titan Burger King. Now UFC lightweight top contender Khabib Nurmagomedov has come forward with a critical message over the matter.
Speaking to Yahoo! Sports, Khabib Nurmagomedov offered some trash talk to “Notorious.”
“A lot of people call him like a king but he’s not like a king. Now he’s Burger King. He has money, he has good life, he’s a famous guy. I think it’s better for him if he stay away from good fighters in the lightweight division. For me, too, because when you go to the cage with me it’s not like you’re going to cage with Burger King. This is different. That’s why he has to stay away.”
“He has money, he’s already the UFC champ, he’s a two division champ, everything is good. Stay away. This is not a Burger King’s sport. This is for real fighters … I think he wants easy fights like when he fights Mayweather. He don’t need to come back preparing for five rounds, versus tough wrestling guy who is going to take you down and smash your face.”
Nurmagomedov is now set to fight for the undisputed UFC lightweight championship at UFC 223. “The Eagle” will be facing Tony Ferguson for the belt on April 7 inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.